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Kalaja Fortress

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Address: Kalaja, Prizren, Kosovo

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Bit of a walk up hill but great views

Best views of the city, best seen on a clear day. The fortress is in ruins but quite interesting to wander and imagine what it would have been like in its day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Becky E
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Azerbaijan
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had to climb up a little bit, but it was worth the efforts, as you can see a whole city from the top! Besides, I spent only one day in Prizren, but managed to do many other things after climbing the Fortress.. So if you hesitate whether to spend time on this or not, I'd say - go for it!

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I agree with every other review here: well worth the hike, great view, and best of all....Free! I wasn't bothered by the lack of information or guides. Come on! It's a fortress, battles were fought, lost, won, etc. What more do you need to know?

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Thank caroleeena
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Best views of the city, best seen on a clear day. The fortress is in ruins but quite interesting to wander and imagine what it would have been like in its day.

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Thank Becky E
Prizren, Kosovo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fabulous views of the Prizren, especially early evening. Just wow an absolute must to visit at night it took my breath away.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The fortress is really nice and the views are amazing. Since it's not crowded, you can enjoy the views on peace.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a steep hike (or if you go the back way a 2 mile less steep hike) to an amazing fortress that looks out over the city. Go for sunset - it's gorgeous!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The fortress itself is nice enough but it's the view across the beautiful city of Prizren, which is the real reason for the walk up the hill. It's not a particularly difficult wander up there - probably 15-20 minutes from the centre. It's genuinely one the best views I've ever witnessed across Europe, the Bistrica River splitting this buzzing city,... More 

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Thank TKShrewsbury
Salvan, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Its the must see of Prizren. The view from there is just incredible ! The walk to there is rather steep but totally worth it

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Smederevo, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

After walking uphill for around 15-20 minutes from Prizren's city center, you will arrive at the very beautiful Kalaja Fortress. It is situated just above the city and gives you the opportunity to admire the city of Prizren from the best panoramic position you can imagine. An astonishing view from the walls of the Fortress will take your breath away,... More 

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This fortress is old, beautiful, partly restored and has a great view over Prizren. Its absolutely worth the walk up the hill. The house inside has a very informative exhibition where you can read about its history through the centuries. I wish I had a guide, but it helped with some extra information.

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